They said there were 8583 'murders' in the USA in 2011 by guns but that is incorrect. There were 8583 homicides by guns, but that included 400 by the police that were justified and 260 by armed citizens that were justified. So the murders were of 7923 and this was not broken down by the stats into those involved in gang wars.
The USA ranks #1 in the world in the rate of armed citizens, but is only #28 in the world in gun homicides.
This was covered in the 'Reality Check' video that was posted several days ago:
In comparison, about 115 people are killed in auto accidents in the USA Every Day. And, more people have been struck by lightening over the last 10 years in the USA than have been victims of mass shootings during that time period.
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